Timex Expedition Scout

I’m a Timex guy. I have no problem admitting my fondness for this iconic, American brand. A Timex has been a part of my watch lineup for 15 years. In this post, I’m reviewing the Timex Expedition Scout, a watch I’ve had my eye on for many years. Rolled out in 1997, the Expedition collection is for the adventurous outdoors type. I’ve long considered adding an Expedition to my collection as a weekend watch. Recently, I pulled the trigger on one of these all-purpose watches.

First, there are many watches in the Expedition line up. There are many variates of this watch with different bands and dials. Actually, Timex actually lets you mix and match your own version of many watches – the Scout included. Let’s start exploring this affordable EDC watch.

TIMEX EXPEDITION SCOUT SPECS
CASE DIAMETER
40 mm
LUG SIZE
20 mm
CRYSTAL MATERIAL
Mineral Glass
MOVEMENT
Timex Quartz
CROWN
Non-hacking
WATER RESISTANCE
50 meters
COMPLICATIONS
Day Date, Indiglo
CASE BACK
Stainless Steel Etched
CASE MATERIAL
Stainless Steel
If you lean toward pilot style watches, this is the line from Timex that you will want to explore. I picked this watch up for next to nothing from Kohl’s website. The watch was already 30% and I got another 30% with a coupon (thanks to my wife). In the end, I paid around $33 for this well-built everyday watch. You can grab one off Amazon for close to the same price on a given day.
 
I like the brilliant blue dial surrounded by the stainless steel case. The crisp, white, Arabic numerals pop off the dial and work well with the hands. The thin arrow-shaped second hand is a nice touch and lends a little military history feel. As with many Timex watches, the Indiglo feature is a great touch and shines a nice bright green on this watch.
 
I did not buy this watch for the band color. For me, the color does not go well with my skin tone. The leather band quality is in line with the watch. The band has a nice weight and consistency and goes on the first time like you have worn it for years. The buckle is not stout metal but has the engraving of the Expedition “E” logo and is sturdy enough to get the job done. When I bought the watch, I envisioned a NATO strap to make this an everyday watch.
The case is a durable stainless steel with an etched Expedition “E” and arrow displayed on the case back. The heft of the case is not overbearing. Actually, the watch wears on the lighter side. The gentle curve of the lugs lets this watch wrap around your wrist versus laying atop your wrist.

Overall, this is a pilot style watch at a super reasonable price. Executed well and built to handle everyday wear you will not go wrong adding one to your collection.